The NPD Group April 13 named longtime industry veteran Paul Gagnon as VP, industry advisor for the research firm’s consumer technology business. In this role, Gagnon will track the CE industry and anticipate market trends to help manufacturers and retailers make data-driven business decisions for the present and future.
With 20 years in the industry, Gagnon is a well-known analyst with expertise in many aspects of the CE industry, from supply chains and core technologies to consumer CE product adoption. He is knowledgeable about display technologies and their application in CE, as well as the overall intersection of CE technology, devices, and applications.
“The role technology plays in our lives is forever evolving as we adopt new smart technologies for our homes, explore new entertainment hardware, and adjust to a perhaps permanent hybrid work schedule,” Ian Hamilton, president of NPD’s Technology sector, said in a statement. “Paul is a welcome addition to our technology team as he brings a wealth of CE knowledge and will provide critical insights to NPD’s clients, who rely on our data to make real-time business decisions.”
Prior to joining The NPD Group, Gagnon was senior research director at Omdia, formerly IHS Markit Technology. He also previously led the TV research team at NPD DisplaySearch, was a senior marketing analyst at Hitachi, and started his career on the retail side of the industry at Circuit City.